Super PACs Facing State Scrutiny
Posted at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2012
The Los Angeles Times notes that while federal efforts to promote campaign finance reform and disclosure have met gridlock in Congress and the Federal Election Commission, state governments have been much more active.
“This month, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission forced an Arizona-based group to reveal the source of $11 million it gave for two ballot initiative campaigns. The funds were traced to a Virginia nonprofit that also does not reveal its donors. That hasn’t satisfied the commission, which has begun an investigation to uncover the original source.”
“Shortly before election day, judges in Idaho and Montana required the disclosure of contributors to two nonprofit organizations that had drawn the attention of state regulators with their political activity.”